The idea of Facebook was right on the money a few years ago, information exclusively from friends is what people want. This has been known for hundreds of years, most successful businesses have more than 70 percent of their business thanks to recommendations.
If you find something that is good, you will want to talk about it. Now when you’re looking for information, a product, or something else then you will also want to hear from your friends and family if they’ve used that service. Google is only just getting to grips with this idea via their Google Plus One button that’s starting to show on websites and in Google search.
By giving a site a Plus One, please recommend us by clicking the Google +1 button top right of this page; you can then help your friends and family find information easier online.
Many brands are catching on with the idea of getting more social. Apple are promoting Twitter in a big way with iOS 5, and they’re also playing with the idea of their own social service that could be deeply integrated into the next-gen iPhone and iPod.
Popular services, Facebook and Twitter, are growing extremely fast and the latest movements show a trend towards Twitter as the user favorite, which simplicity could be the reason. Do you like Twitter more than Facebook?
While cities and towns have spread rumors pretty fast between friends and family, the online world is bigger and also more connected. In the coming months the web is about to get a whole load more connected, with the information you share becoming more available to friends and family. This has its pros and cons, but if the information is used correctly it can aid both yourself and others.
The race is on to become the best social news platform with Twitter having a head start on Facebook, although the +1 button integrated with Google news in an innovative way could be an even better option.
If you haven’t seen how simple the new Google +1 service is then please see the official video below this article. It’s in early stages and not fully launched yet but we see big things for +1 in 2011 and 2012.
What we wanted to know is if you have used the new Google +1 button or experimental search, and if so how do you find this kind of recommendation system when compared to Twitter and Facebook? Please vote in the poll below or leave a comment.